The wonderful world of chemistry can create amazing effects from fire to explosions to beautiful glowing colors. In this class, students will not only conduct experiments to observe some of these chemical reactions, they will also learn why they occur. Upon completing the class, students will be able to write and balance simple chemical equations and predict what will happen and why given the combination of two reactants. Along the way, they will set off mini soda explosions and make chemical rockets, lava lamps, elephant tooth paste, slime, and bouncy balls to name a few. Expect 30 - 45 minutes of homework each week.